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    • The Metaphysical Poets [Naxos Edition]

    • By: John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton, Jonathan Keeble, Laura Paton, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Thomas Carew, and Henry Vaughan: these were some of the 17th-century writers who devised a new form of poetry full of wit, intellect and grace, which we now call Metaphysical poetry. They wrote about their deepest religious feelings and their carnal pleasures in a way that was radically new and challenging to their readers. Their work was largely misunderstood or ignored for two centuries, until 20th-century critics rediscovered it, finding in it a deep originality and a willingness to experiment.

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